2010 Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party leadership election

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  2009 20 November 2010 2013  
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Candidate Pavel Bělobrádek Michaela Šojdrová Ludvík Hovorka
Electoral vote2808441
Percentage65.9%19.8%9.6%

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Candidate Jaroslav Orel
Electoral vote20
Percentage4.7%

leader of KDU-ČSL before election

Michaela Šojdrová (acting)

Elected leader of KDU-ČSL

Pavel Bělobrádek

A leadership election for Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL) was held on 20 November 2010. Pavel Bělobrádek was elected leader of the party. [1]

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Background

The election was held as a result of party's defeat in the 2010 legislative elections, in which the KDU-ČSL received less than 5% of the vote and failed to pass the electoral threshold. Then-leader Cyril Svoboda resigned and the party was temporarily headed by Michaela Šojdrová until the leadership election was held. [2] Šojdrová originally did not plan to participate in the election, [3] but later changed her mind and announced her candidature on 10 November 2010. [4] Pavel Bělobrádek became his main rival. Other candidates were Jaroslav Orel and Jiřina Štouračová; Jiří Carbol also ran, but withdrew before voting began. A total of 459 delegates were allowed to vote. [5]

Results

CandidateVotes %
Pavel Bělobrádek28065.88
Michael Šojdrová8419.76
Ludvík Hovorka419.65
Jaroslav Orel204.71
Total425100

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